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Medics: Sudan Security Forces Kill 7 Protesters in Anti-coup Rallies

KHARTOUM — Sudanese forces killed seven anti-coup protesters Monday in one of the deadliest days of recent rallies against a military takeover, medics said, as security chiefs vowed to hold to account those they accused of causing “chaos.”The latest vi…

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Uganda Hit by Fuel Shortage as Trucks Stuck in Tailbacks

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Ugandans were struggling Monday with a fuel shortage that has sent prices skyrocketing, as hundreds of trucks remain stuck in huge tailbacks at the border with Kenya.Energy Minister Ruth Nankabirwa said the border delays were caused b…

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While Attacks Persist, Nigerian Authorities Say They’re Responding

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Nigerian authorities say the military is responding to a series of killings and kidnappings by gunmen in the country’s northwest. In the latest attack, gunmen on motorcycles Saturday raided a village in Kebbi State, killing at least 50…

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Bronx Fire Victims’ Funeral Draws Huge Outpouring of Grief

NEW YORK — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building.M…

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Government Spokesperson, Former Journalist Injured in Somalia Bombing

A suicide bomber in the Somali capital has injured government spokesman and former journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu.Witnesses told VOA Somali that a suicide bomber ran toward Moalimuu’s vehicle in central Mogadishu and detonated an explosive vest.Mo…

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Victims of Deadly New York City Fire to Be Memorialized Sunday

Plans are underway for a large communal memorial service Sunday for victims of New York City’s deadliest fire in more than three decades.Seventeen people, including eight children, were killed when a fire broke out on January 9 at a high rise residenti…

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UN Weekly Roundup, January 8-14, 2022

UN appeals for $5 billion for Afghanistan, neighborsSecretary-General Antonio Guterres said this week that time is running out to stop the humanitarian nightmare that is unfolding in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, the United Nations launched a record aid app…

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Europe Sees Hope for Eventual Deal in Mali

A key European diplomat believes there is still a chance to defuse the growing political crisis in Mali that has seen the country’s interim military government clash repeatedly in recent days with both its neighbors and members of the international com…

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